Cat PL61 Pipelayer

ENGINE           POWER - NET                   LIFT CAPACITY
Cat C4.4         130 hp / 97 kW              40,000 lb. / 18 145 kg

Engineered for reliable production on the most challenging job-sites, the Cat® PL61 pipelayer / sideboom is designed for the smaller inch diameter pipe work and is highly rated for its performance, safety and serviceability.  Easy transport width, combined with the experienced support of the Cat dealer network, means this key machine is available when and where you need it.

We invite you to experience for yourself why pipeliners choose this superior machine.  As your partner, PLM can help you plan for a successful project by answering any questions you might have, make recommendations specific to your pipeline project and help you streamline the process.  Contact us today or speak with your Account Manager to get started.

Features & Information

  • Emissions Technology.  The PL61 pipelayer meets the U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final / Stage IV and Korea Tier 4 emission standards.  The emissions reduction technology is designed to be transparent – no action required from the operator and no stopping for regeneration, this happens automatically in the background while you work.
  • Performance.  The PL61 features a faster steering response for superior maneuverability on the pipeline right-of-way.  Automatically maintains engine speed to match power requirements for peak performance.  The heavy-duty undercarriage is well suited to aggressive applications like side slopes or working on rocky, uneven terrain.
  • Safety.   Standard Roll Over Protection Structures (ROPS) that is rated for the Gross Machine Weight of the pipelayer.  A Cranesmart Load Monitoring Indicator (LMI) is available for the PL61, which will wirelessly feed the operator accurate load information.  Check regional regulations for LMI requirements.  Rear vision camera with dedicated display is standard and adds to visibility around the machine.
Download the product brochure from this page to see additional features.

In addition to a complete line of Caterpillar pipelayers, sidebooms, track-type tractors (dozers)excavators and motor graders, PLM is the exclusive distributor of Vanguard Continuously Powered Welding tractors, Wet Decks (hydraulic conversion kits for Caterpillar pipelayers) and Combo tractors (pipelayer attachments on D6 Caterpillar tractors). For more information, please contact your PLM account manager or click here to contact us.

pl61 pipelayer sideboom